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Some lessons in mathematics: a comparison of mathematics teaching in Japan and America

Jones, Keith (1997) Some lessons in mathematics: a comparison of mathematics teaching in Japan and America Mathematics Teaching, 159, pp. 6-9.

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Abstract

As part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a representative sample of Year 9 classrooms in Japan and the United States were video-taped. Analysis of this data is enabling comparisons to be made of the teaching methods typically employed in these two countries. Findings suggest that while the typical US lesson emphasised skill acquisition, the typical Japanese lesson focused on the solving of complex problems through pupil exploration and presentation.

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Published date: 1997
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, mathematics, japan, japanese, US, USA, america, problem solving, proof, conjecturing, inductive reasoning, school, lesson planning
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 41388
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41388
ISSN: 0025-5785
PURE UUID: e4d1718b-c92b-4f0b-a790-885a2fbff71c
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:30

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